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Posts published by “Dick Meister”

Let’s Count Our Blessings On Labor Day

OK, it's time to celebrate Labor Day, time to celebrate the labor movement that won a wide range of benefits for working people. That includes,…

Labor & New Media

The coming of the Internet has had a profound impact on media coverage of working people and their unions. No, the mainstream media have not…

The Temples Of Baseball

Baseball season again. Time to re-enter the temples of baseball. Temples? Yes, temples. To most people, baseball is merely a game. But to some others,…

Caesar Chavez, A True American Hero

I hope we can all pause and reflect on the extraordinary life of a true American hero on Saturday (March 31). It's Cesar Chavez Day,…

The IWW Legacy

The Occupy Wall Street Movement and the other anti-capitalist forces of today could find no greater inspiration than the Industrial Workers of the World –…

Sit Down, Punk!

I spotted a forgotten hero at the memorial service for the nationally prominent San Francisco labor leader Walter Johnson recently, a true but largely unacknowledged…

Jobless In Wonderland

Finding a job is hard enough for the many millions of unemployed American workers. But, believe it or not, the fact that they are jobless…

Mucho Car

It's gone forever, my beloved Triumph Spitfire, that classic, marvelous looking British sports car that never ran anywhere near as well as it looked. Pearl…

Caring For The Elderly

It's one of the toughest yet most vital jobs of all — caring for the millions of elderly Americans who, though infirm, remain in their…

Labor Day Heroes

Let's pause for a moment this Labor Day to recognize some of our most important, yet most maligned workers. They're teachers and librarians, police officers…

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